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    Bennett Miller and Francis Lawrence in the running for 'Catching Fire' director gig

    Type: Article | Date: Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012

    Will we soon know who will call the shots on the 'Hunger Games' sequel?
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    Tech Support: 'Tree of Life,' 'The Artist' lead a field of 'pretty' pictures in Best Cinematography

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Oct 6, 2011

    Other films at the fore include 'War Horse' and 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'
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    Francis Lawrence reportedly offered director's chair for 'Hunger Games' sequel

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Apr 19, 2012

    Can he make the November 2013 deadline?
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    Trucker - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Jan 5, 2010

    A care-free trucker mom is suddenly forced into her mothering duties when her son's father is hospitalized
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    Spartacus: Vengeance

    Type: Event | Date: Friday, Jan 27, 2012

    The series is back for season two, with Liam McIntyre playing the lead.
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    Spartacus: Vengeance

    Type: Event | Date: Friday, Mar 30, 2012

    The season closes tonight.
  • Has Valerie Harper already won 'Dancing with the Stars'?

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013

    Has Valerie Harper already won "Dancing with the Stars"? Sofia Vergara is the highest-paid actress on TV, earning $30M in 1 year Jon Stewart's return proves "The Daily Show" itself is the true star "Sons of Anarchy's" Ron Perlman calls "The Newsroom" TV's best show
  • Billy Madison - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Sunday, Nov 1, 2009

    Master of infantilism Adam Sandler stars as the title character, an overgrown rich kid who wiles away his days poolside, swilling kegs of beer and appreciating fine nudie magazines such as "Drunk Chicks" -- that is, until his father (Darren McGavin) decides to test his mettle as future head of the family business by posing a challenge: retake and pass grades K-12 in 24 weeks or watch control of the business pass to the requisite conniving underling (Bradley Whitford). Forced into action, Billy vows to change his drunken ways. He enrolls in kindergarten, makes new friends, pelts pint-sized kids with playground balls and develops a love interest in a pretty teacher (Bridgitte Wilson). The action culminates in an academic showdown between Billy and the purportedly Harvard-educated underling for the future of the family enterprise -- no small feat for a man fresh out of the first grade. There's gross, moronic, off-color low humor galore in Billy Madison, particularly in one subplot involving a romantically forward elementary school principal (Josh Mostel, son of theater great Zero Mostel) and his secret former life as a professional wrestler; another scene includes the hypertense school bus driver (Chris Farley, in a typical over-the-top cameo) lying in the meadow with a hallucinatory penguin. As one might suspect, Billy Madison is not for every taste; Sandler fans will laugh from start to finish; others beware. ~ Jeremy Beday, All Movie Guide
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    David O. Russell's 'Silver Linings Playbook' follow-up gets a release date

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013

    Sony has a packed potential awards slate on the way
  • Howards End - Blu-ray Disc

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 3, 2009

    One of the best Ismail Merchant/James Ivory films, this adaptation of E. M. Forster's classic 1910 novel shows in careful detail the injuriously rigid British class consciousness of the early 20th century. The film's catalyst is "poor relation" Margaret Schlegel (Emma Thompson), who inherits part of the estate of Ruth Wilcox (Vanessa Redgrave), an upper-class woman whom she had befriended. The film's principal characters are divided by caste: aristocratic industrial Henry Wilcox (Anthony Hopkins); middle-echelon Margaret and her sister Helen (Helena Bonham Carter); and working-class clerk Leonard Bast (Sam West) and his wife (Nicola Duffett). The personal and social conflicts among these characters ultimately result in tragedy for Bast and disgrace for Wilcox, but the film's wider theme remains the need, in the words of the novel's famous epigram, to "only connect" with other people, despite boundaries of gender, class, or petty grievance. Filmed on a proudly modest budget, Howards End offers sets, spectacles, and costumes as lavish as in any historical epic. Nominated for 9 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director, the film took home awards for Thompson as Best Actress, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's adapted screenplay, and Luciana Arrighi's art direction. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
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